Trigger and A-1 Pictures’ DARLING in the FRANKXX Character Designs Revealed

The official website of the DARLING in the FRANKXX anime, the collaborative project between Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) and  A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail), has revealed the character designs for the January 2018 TV anime.


The first set of designs have been revealed for the anime’s main characters, however their respective cast members have yet to be revealed. Here are the main characters and their designs (alongside their character commercials):

  • Hiro


  • Zero Two



  • The FRANKXX Sterlizia



  • Ichigo


  • Goro


  • The FRANKXX Delphinium



  • Miku


  • Zorome


  • the FRANKXX Argentea



  • Kokoro


  • Futoshi


  • the FRANKXX Genista




  • Ikuno


  • Mutsuru


  • The FRANKXX Chlorophytum


The DARLING in the FRANKXX anime will air in January 2018, which will place the anime in the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. The season begins in January and runs through until March 2018.

Studio Trigger and A-1 Pictures are collaborating with each other to produce a brand new original Sci-Fi TV anime titled DARLING in the FRANKXX. The new series will be an original science-fiction television anime. A-1 Pictures producer Hiroyuki Shimizu (anohana, Working!!) was announced to be working on the project, though at what capacity was not revealed.


The anime’s listed staff include:

  • Director: Atsushi Nishigori (The IDOLM@STER, The iDOLM@STER Movie: Kagayaki no Mukougawa e!)
  • Assistant Director: Toshifumi Akai (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic and Bakemonogatari Animation Director)
  • Series Composers: Atsushi Nishigori and Naotaka Hayashi (Robotics;Notes, Steins;Gate)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka (anohana, High School of the Dead)
  • Mecha Designer: Shigeto Koyama (Star Driver, Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari)
  • Action Animation Supervisor: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann and Kill la Kill Director)
  • Animation Studios: Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail)

Here is the anime’s latest commercial, revleaing a new visual and the January 2018 broadcast:

Here is the anime’s announcement video, which reveals the production staff working on the new project:


Studio Trigger are teaming up with A-1 Pictures to produce a new original Sci-Fi TV anime titled DARLING in the FRANKXX that is set to air in January 2018, during the Winter 2017/2018 anime season. Further details about the project will be revealed in the upcoming months.

You can visit the anime’s website here:
And follow their Twitter: @DARLI_FRA

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